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Illustrations from the:
Lorv„o Beatus
Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liťbana,
Portugal (Lorv„o?), copy of 1189
Folio 115r. The Sixth Seal



And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became like blood". (Rev. 6:12)
The iconographic element of the rider has no parallel in this thematic representation in the universe of Beatos.

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